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Opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania: extracts from the debate

Event date: 23/10/2019

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During the plenary session (21-24/10/2019) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate with Council and Commission on whether to open accession talks with the two Western Balkan countries. Parliament has, in previous resolutions, expressed its strong support to start negotiations with both countries. Statements by Tytti TUPPURAINEN, Finnish Minister for European Affairs, Johannes HAHN, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Andrey KOVATCHEV (EPP, BG) and Kati PIRI (S&D, NL).